Country boy needs patient forever family

Published on Saturday, 16 August 2014 22:03 - Written by Gillian Sheridan

Donning his cowboy boots, hat and big shiny belt buckle, it’s easy to see why Kendall said he enjoys the country life.

“I’d like to live on a farm with lots of animals,” he said.

I asked him about his blue cowboy boots, sporting a silver spider on the front.

“I got them for my birthday,” he said, proudly.

“Kendall is my little cowboy in training,” Tara Biggers, with Child Protective Services, said. “He loves horses. He is taking horseback riding lessons.”

Kendall describes himself as “quiet and happy.” He’s also inquisitive, funny and easygoing. He likes school, but will need a little extra help with homework.

“I’m in the third grade,” he said.

This 8-year-old boy enjoys staying active.

“I go to church and I used to play soccer, and if I get to, I want to play soccer again,” he said.

Kendall is thrilled about the possibility of adoption.

“You get to go outside by yourself,” he said excitedly.

He needs a family who will help him transition into this next phase of his life, “somebody who is going to be very patient with him, ’cause he’s been through a lot,” Biggers said.

He would do best as the only or youngest child in a family, “just so he can have that attention,” Biggers said.

And he hopes for a forever family who will love him for who he is.

“I want them to know that I’m good,” Kendall said.

Kendall is a good boy, with a big grin and dimples that just make you want to smile with him.


To learn more about Kendall, join Gillian Sheridan for her Children are a Gift report, Tuesday night on CBS 19 Ten @ 10. You can also find information on or . To inquire about an East Texas foster child waiting to be adopted, call 903-533-4242 or email